Archive for the ‘Kite SDK’ Category

Kite SDK 0.15.0

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

What’s New in Kite SDK 0.15.0? by Ryan Blue.

From the post:

Recently, Kite SDK, the open source toolset that helps developers build systems on the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, became a 0.15.0. In this post, you’ll get an overview of several new features and bug fixes.

Covered by this quick recap:

Working with Datasets by URI

Improved Configuration for MR and Apache Crunch Jobs

Parent POM for Kite Applications

Java Class Hints [more informative error messages]

More Docs and Tutorials

The last addition this release is a new user guide on, where we’re adding new tutorials and background articles. We’ve also updated the examples for the new features, which is a great place to learn more about Kite.

Also, watch this technical webinar on-demand to learn more about working with datasets in Kite.

I think you are going to like this.

Kite Software Development Kit

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Kite Software Development Kit

From the webpage:

The Kite Software Development Kit (Apache License, Version 2.0), or Kite for short, is a set of libraries, tools, examples, and documentation focused on making it easier to build systems on top of the Hadoop ecosystem.

  • Codifies expert patterns and practices for building data-oriented systems and applications
  • Lets developers focus on business logic, not plumbing or infrastructure
  • Provides smart defaults for platform choices
  • Supports gradual adoption via loosely-coupled modules

Version 0.12.0 was released March 10, 2014.

Do note that unlike some “pattern languages,” these are legitimate patterns are based on expert patterns and practices. (There are “patterns” produced like Uncle Bilius (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter Eight) after downing a bottle of firewhiskey. You should avoid such patterns.)